I did some Internet sleuthing and was surprised to discover many other cities have more annual rainfall than
New York, NY 46.33
but not enough to soak you or make you change your plans.
Sometimes you might wish you could change plans.
It’s understood that the parents can sit in the drizzling rain at 40degrees
and the kids can catch, throw and hit when their fingers are approaching numbness.
Remember, it is 40 and you are WET! Notice the heater on the far end of the bench?
How about the neat chair with the built in blue umbrella? They must be natives.
That’s where Seattle wins the award.
Seattle , with an average of 226 cloudy days per year,
ranks only behind Anchorage,AK; Forks, WA; Astoria,OR; and Olympia,WA
for the least amount of sunny days. Simply put, only four cities in the United States see the sun less days in a year than Seattle.
That’s three months. That’s 1/4 of a year.
That’s a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time to NOT see the sun.
in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons,
satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.”
Many in the PNW might find that a little hard to believe
when it’s the third month in a row you’ve barely seen the sun.
But, my favorite preacher (my husband) once said,
The rock cress blooms are so beautiful!
“Look! My evergreen clematis just bloomed!”
“Look at all the little babies this year!”
“My heather is STILL blooming!
“The forsythia is the sunshine in my yard.”
Seattle is called the Emerald City because it’s green ALL year round.
Not to rub it in to those from other climates, but I mean ALL year round.
Without the rain they wouldn’t have this title.
We have so many brilliantly-hued flowers and shrubs, something is blooming ALL year around.
It’s not really about the rain. It’s how we cope with it.
instead of complaining, Beth and I say,
Then, we stomp and splash in and out of buildings while running errands,
with women eying our boots enviously and complimenting our taste in footwear.
polka-dotted red RAINBOOTS!
I love your boots!! Great post. Lots of fun to read!! It keeps raining here…so I think I’ll go buy some boots, lol!!
Momma Mindy says
You need to!
what a great post, Mindy – you captured (in such a positive mood) this area’s weather much of the year
Organizing Mommy says
Love the NEW boots! You both look like models with your beautiful, long blonde hair also. I think I would struggle with the rain so often, especially without the sun, but the green all year would be nice. How are you feeling? I hope you are recovering well from your adventures? in the hospital. The garden thing is new to me, so I may need to check out your book. I really love being outdoors doing it though. We’ll see how it goes by the end of the summer. I’ll either be totally hooked or ready to give up.
Sarah C says
I adore your new rainboots!
Let me bask for a moment that I know something my brilliant, highly-educated neighbor doesn’t know….the one who taught me everything I know about Picasa and blogging. It’s like a line from National Treasure where the dummy (that’s me) says to the brilliant one (Nicholas Cage….”let me just take in this moment. This is cool. Is this how you feel all the time?”To answer the question, in Edit in Picasa choose Create then Picture Collage. They have several layout functions. It’s my new favorite!!!
Wow! I had no idea we had that many days of gray. I don’t know if I could make it for 90 consecutive days. If we find ourselves in a similar predicament in the future, I think a trip to Arizona would be in order. ;)I really like the collage. How did you do it?